Do bacteria shape our development? Crosstalk between intestinal microbiota and HPA axis.

@article{Weerth2017DoBS,
  title={Do bacteria shape our development? Crosstalk between intestinal microbiota and HPA axis.},
  author={Carolina de Weerth},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={2017},
  volume={83},
  pages={
          458-471
        }
}
The human body contains as many bacteria in the intestine as the total number of human body cells. These bacteria have a central position in human health and disease, and would also play a role in the regulation of emotions, behavior, and even higher cognitive functions. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis (HPA axis) is a major physiological stress system that produces cortisol. This hormone is involved in responding to environmental stress and also shapes many aspects of brain development… CONTINUE READING

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